HEGEMONE‘s black metal influenced blend of sludge, stoner, and post metal offers a listener a solid dose of atmospheric twists and turns between experimental, ambient and post metal with some serious attempts to create something unique. The band released their debut full length album in May this year, gained some really good reviews from the worldwide metal magazines, and found a way into my heart with smart use of saxophone and other smart ideas for adding some more depth to their tracks.
Watch th video interview and find the “Luminosity” below.
Live photo by Maja Kasztelan.
– Video removed upon request from the band –
1. Hey guys! Thanks a lot for sitting down with IDIOTEQ and sharing some thoughts with us. You did an amazing record earlier this year, so I really can’t wait to discuss it, but first, let’s introduce the band. Who are you, when did you form the band, and what are some of the essential facts about the band that need to be learned before we proceed?
2. What got you started making music in the first place and how did you decide to follow this atmospheric path of blackened sludge / post metal subgenre?
3. When you think about your coming into heavy music and discovering what you’re reallyu into these days, where did that start for you? What are some of your biggest inspirations?
4. “Luminosity” was released in May 2014. Obviously you had goals and aspirations for this record originally. What was the mindset going into this album before you put it together?
5. What was the starting point for writing it and in what way did it determine what should come next? What was the song writing process like for “Luminosity”?
6. What’s the story behind the album’s title? Can you reveal more about the concept behind your work?
7. The tremendous use of saxophone is what sounds like a trip to another dimension and really extends extends outside the post metal genre to very addictive new approach. Do you often use these kinds of sounds and ideas as textures in your music? Are there plans to stick up to this idea and don’t give on such instruments in your future releases? What can we expect of you in your next release?
8. Was it hard to release a record all by yourselves? What was the process?
9. Ok guys, so how about playing live gigs? Are you a hardline live band? What’s your strategy when it comes to playing shows?
10. Ok buddies. So what’s next for you musically? Are there plans to follow in BEHEMOTH’s steps and become a huge international band? :)
11. Do you think it is better for an alternative / heavy music act to work in anonymity or obscurity?
12. Thanks so much for your time! Feel free to add anything you like and take care!